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May 27, 2012 10:03:44 PM

built a new work computer, I was going to get 1600 memory (running an i7) but the price difference between 1333 and 1600 was $70 so I went with the cheaper memory, I havn't done anything with the computer yet, but did I make a mistake going with the cheaper memory or should I have splurged and gone with 1600?

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May 27, 2012 10:15:44 PM

$70?!?!?!

how much are you buying?
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May 27, 2012 10:29:15 PM

Anonymous said:
$70?!?!?!

how much are you buying?


64gb (8x8gb)
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May 28, 2012 1:43:47 AM

for? that is wayyyy too much RAM.
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May 28, 2012 9:01:29 AM

not really sure, the motherboard I bought said it supported 64gb, so I bought 64gb
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May 28, 2012 9:05:09 AM

well you only need 8 gig at the most unless your doing video editing . . any way you can return it?
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May 28, 2012 9:18:14 AM

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well you only need 8 gig at the most unless your doing video editing . . any way you can return it?


nope cant return it. is it bad to have too much memory?
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May 28, 2012 9:20:44 AM

i can't say bad, a little wasteful. it would have been better to get 1600 but oh well its not that bad.
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May 28, 2012 9:29:13 AM

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i can't say bad, a little wasteful. it would have been better to get 1600 but oh well its not that bad.


you have 1333 (According to your sig) what made you decide to go 1333 instead of 1600? do you wish you had chosen to go 1600? think there is a big difference?

Also, what does "superclocked" mean on your video card? is that like overclocked but more?
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May 28, 2012 9:33:12 AM

the 1600 i could have gotten from the store i went to was 1.6 volts. intel is only spec'd for 1.5 volts. if i could have gotten 1600 i would have, for 8 gigs its only about $5. but for what i do its ok to be at 1333.

the superclocked is the model from evga, they overclock it themselves and have a warranty on that.
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May 28, 2012 9:38:42 AM

I think my 3930k is only spec'd for 1.5 volts, but it says on the Intel site that it can handle 1333 and 1600, does that mean that some 1600 ram is spec'd at 1.5v and some is spec'd at 1.6 volts?

Also thanks for the info, I only started learning about this stuff after I built my system a few weeks ago so a lot of my questions are still noob questions.
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May 28, 2012 9:47:40 AM

the 1600 that is 1.6 is for AMD systems and 1.5 volts for intel. you can use 1.6 on intel systems but it would void the warranty on the cpu. 1600 is the best to get anything faster does really doesn't make a difference. you really not losing much of anything but benching marking higher with 1333.

with a sandy bridge-e and that much ram you ought to take up video editing and have a blast doing that. you do have one powerful machine there.
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May 28, 2012 9:49:12 AM

64GB RAM... lol what a waste of money and electricity
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May 28, 2012 9:57:00 AM

KUR0KO said:
64GB RAM... lol what a waste of money and electricity

oh yeah a waste of a whole 6 volts . . :non: 
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May 28, 2012 10:04:31 AM

KUR0KO said:
64GB RAM... lol what a waste of money and electricity


I try ;) 
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May 28, 2012 10:15:35 AM

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May 28, 2012 10:18:34 AM

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the 1600 that is 1.6 is for AMD systems and 1.5 volts for intel. you can use 1.6 on intel systems but it would void the warranty on the cpu. 1600 is the best to get anything faster does really doesn't make a difference. you really not losing much of anything but benching marking higher with 1333.

with a sandy bridge-e and that much ram you ought to take up video editing and have a blast doing that. you do have one powerful machine there.


why would it say my 3930k supports ddr3 1600 if thats a AMD speed?
http://ark.intel.com/products/63697

... also another reason i got 64gb was because that's the amount that the cpu i got supports
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May 28, 2012 10:21:54 AM

the 1600 that is 1.6 volt is amd. the 1600 that is 1.5 volt is for intel. two different voltages.
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May 28, 2012 6:37:35 PM

oh ok, that would make sense
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May 28, 2012 7:40:46 PM

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